Something strange has been going on with the sensor bar connected to my Wii system. I was playing a game and everything was perfectly fine, but the batteries were dying, so I turned off the Wii, took the batteries out, and charged them, as they were rechargable batteries. When I replaced them and turned the Wii back on, a screen popped up that said to press the A button, with a picture of the Wii remote pointing to a TV screen. However, it wasn't the typical opening screen on a Wii. The picture was white.
Everytime I press the A button on my Wii remote, the lights on the bottom of it blink, but my Wii doesn't respond. My Wii seems to be just fine, and so does my remote. I changed the batteries in my remote to regular ones to see if this was the problem, but the remote still can't seem to connect to the Wii system. I think it may be a problem with my sensor bar, so I'm wondering if I might have to replace it to solve this. I don't want to call Nintendo unless it seems that I have no other options. Does anyone have a solution for me?
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Re: Sensor bar inactivity on the wii videogame system
First you Should test with another sensor bar...try to take it from a friend to test it in your system...could be cracked wires from the sensor bar....try to test the wires with a multimeter and resolder the wires from the cable...or you can take your sensor bar and test it in another wii...you need to known if its really bad ,or if there is something wrong with your wii system...
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Hold the Wii Remote upside-down with the buttons facing downward.
Tap the remote firmly against the palm of your hand three times to remove any dust sitting between the buttons and the electronic circuit board inside the remote.
Turn the remote upright and press one of the buttons. If the problem continues, Open your Wii Remote's battery door
Check that your Wii Remote contains two new "AA" batteries or a charged battery pack. Check that no corrosion is present on the battery's metal elements/connectors.
Use a cotton swab to clean the remote's battery element/connectors if corrosion is present.
Check that the Sensor Bar cable is inserted firmly into the back of your Wii gaming system. The Sensor Bar needs to be centered above or below your television so the Wii Remote can transmit signals to the gaming system.
Stand three feet away from the Wii gaming system/Sensor Bar.
Aim the remote and press any button to test the device.
If the remote is not working, stand five to 10 feet away from the gaming system and try the device. The Wii Remote works best three to 10 feet away from the gaming system/Sensor Bar.
Move any objects blocking the signal from the remote to the gaming system/Sensor bar--candles, other remote controls (TV/cable box) and wireless computer devices/cellular phones.
Also, if any sunlight is coming in through a window, close the curtains or blinds to keep the light from interfering with the remote's signal.
Turn off and unplug your Wii gaming system. Leave the unit unplugged for one minute. Plug the gaming system back in.
If the remote still aint working;
Turn the Wii system on. Press and hold the red "SYNC" button for 15 seconds when the "Health and Safety" screen appears on your television. The "SYNC" button is behind the small door on the front of your Wii unit.
Release the "SYNC" button. Remove the battery cover and batteries/battery pack from the back of your Wii Remote.
Press and release the red button located under the battery compartment. The blue lights on the front of the remote will blink
Press and release the "SYNC" button on the front of your Wii gaming system. The "Player" light on the gaming system stops blinking and stays on, the resetting process is complete
This is pretty common, the sensor bar is horrible inaccurate. Try going into your wii settings menu (the wii button on the main menu, then wii settings). Under here you will have a sensor bar option. You can reposition it in the menu there, it has some adjustments as well. Unfortunately it's almost never accurate, which is quite sad, and frustrating when you need to be accurate.
well that basicle means that you cant play your wii because your wii motes cant register to the wii. wii sensor bars are pretty cheap and if you dont want the hassle of wires everywhere then you can just get a wireless sensor bars that are pretty pricy but not too bad. the downside of a wireless sensor bar is that the connection isnt that great and it drains battery life life CRAZY.
try checking the sensor bar connections, moving the sensor bar around to different positions.. higher/lower/left/right/closer/further. also if you have shinny background behind the sensor or sunlight/bright lights these will cause loss of signal. check the bar and remotes for oily film. last thing try a different remote if it does the same thing your sensor bar may need replacing if it doesn't the remote could be defective. hope this helps.
the problem could be uv light, if its daytime make sure all the blinds are closed no extra lights are on near the sensor bar. if there is a glare on the screen at all it could be reflecting light to the wiimote as well. I've had that problem before myself, if that is not the case try moving closer to the sensor bar, make sure the sensor bar is connected correctly and then go to the system settings menu and calibrate the wii sensor bar and adjust the sensitivity, make sure you are not sitting at a wide angle from the snesor bar either, you can tip the sensor bar left and right in order to allow yourself a wider angle. also avoid using the nyko wireless sensor bar, it has a shorter range than the wired one that somes with the wii, mine came with a wireless on(used) and i just got a wired one and now it works much better. well I hope you find this info at least a little useful.